Category Archives: Business

What You Need to Know about Philanthropy Cloud

Recently, the nonprofit arm of Salesforce, which is known as Salesforce.org, joined forces with the United Way to create a fundamental change in corporate philanthropy. Many companies across the nation offer to match the donations that their employees make to charitable causes. Typically, the process involves employees filling out a form that identifies a recipient… Continue Reading

New Dropbox Foundation Concentrates on Human Rights

New Dropbox Foundation Concentrates on Human Rights

Tech philanthropy has become increasingly important in the last couple decades with much of the large-scale giving coming from Silicon Valley firms such as Google and Facebook. For all the giving that has already occurred, there are many more tech leaders who are still waiting for the right time to give. One of the best… Continue Reading

6 Benefits of Corporate Philanthropy for Employees You Need to Know

6 Benefits of Corporate Philanthropy for Employees You Need to Know

When people think of corporate philanthropy, they often think of big names like JPMorgan Chase, but even small business can and should get involved with charitable giving. Philanthropy does not mean donating millions of dollars. Much lesser amounts can be meaningful to local community organizations, as can simple donations of time or skills. Furthermore, giving… Continue Reading

5 Surprising Insights about the Nation’s Top Philanthropists

5 Surprising Insights about the Nation’s Top Philanthropists

Over the course of nearly two centuries, philanthropy has increased significantly in the United States. The number of private foundations that have been established since 2000 is now nearly on par with the previous century. In addition to foundations, donor-advised funds have become increasingly popular and have largely changed the landscape of the field of… Continue Reading

Tax Reform – The Surprising Ways It Will Hurt Philanthropy

Tax Reform – The Surprising Ways It Will Hurt Philanthropy

The new federal budget recently approved by Congress relies on tax reform to offset any potential loss of revenue. Unfortunately, some of the proposed reforms could significantly limit philanthropy in the United States. According to a study from the University of Indiana, the recent tax reform plan offered by congressional republicans and President Donald Trump… Continue Reading

This Will Blow Your Mind: Google Pledges $1 Billion to Develop the American Workforce

This Will Blow Your Mind: Google Pledges $1 Billion to Develop the American Workforce

Recently, Google made a pledge to invest $1 billion in nonprofit organizations in the coming five years with the goal of helping individuals adjust to fundamental changes in the nature of work due to the growth of the technology industry. This announcement came from the chief executive officer of Google, Sundar Pichai, who called it… Continue Reading

JPMorgan Chase Aims to Make More Powerful Impact with Giving

The old model of corporate philanthropy has begun to evolve. In recent years, several firms have abandoned the traditional strategy of writing checks for local organizations in favor of more strategic approaches that involve asking questions learn how to create a focused impact. A great example of this shift is JPMorgan Chase, which recently announced… Continue Reading

5 Ways That Entrepreneurs Can Increase Philanthropic Giving

In September, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a report on growing concerns that the world could backslide on gains in the international development arena. The United Nations created a set of 17 goals for improving the quality of life that philanthropists have been working toward with the aim of achieving as many of… Continue Reading

Bill Gates Donates $4.6 Billion to Charity

Bill Gates Donates $4.6 Billion to Charity

Recently, Bill Gates made waves in the philanthropic community with the announcement of a ten-figure charitable gift. In June, he donated $4.6 billion worth of Microsoft shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, his personal charity. The gift was not publicly known until a Securities and Exchange Commission filing published in early August. Bloomberg… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About MasterCard’s Developments in Data Philanthropy

What You Need to Know About MasterCard’s Developments in Data Philanthropy

Technology has had a large impact on the field of philanthropy, from changing how individuals decide which causes to support to facilitating quick and easy donations with the push of a button. Some organizations are harnessing the power of technology in novel ways. MasterCard, for example, is investigating big data as a means of bridging… Continue Reading